Anywhere between immediately - 48 hours if it's a receipt-scan store.
Walmart receipts with barcode are the easiest/best.....virtually instantly. Others can be a few minutes, hours, or days. Hope this helps!
It's good to scan the upc BEFORE purchasing to confirm it is eligible. After purchasing the item and scanning the receipt, ibotta sometimes requires that we confirm we actually purchased the item(s) by having us scan the barcode again.
It depends on the store. Ibotta needs to know which product you purchased. As you know, sometimes there are specific flavors or varieties that must be met.
Some receipts just don't have that detail. That's why you need to scan the UPC.
Stores like Walmart, Target and Walgreens don't require you to scan the UPC because the receipt has enough information to determine the product purchased. There could be others.
And, of course, if the scan didn't find the product you purchased, you will have to select the offer and scan the UPC.